Halosarpheia retorquens   Shearer & J.L. Crane  1981 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Sordariomycetes

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A: ascus; B-E: ascospores

Ascomata 110-246 μm in diameter, solitary to gregarious, globose to subglobose, superficial to immersed, ostiolate, papillate, membranous, hyaline at first, becoming dark brown or black with age. Necks 60-100 × 30-34 μm, cylindrical, periphysate, dark at the lower part, hyaline at upper region. Catenophyses persistent. Asci 70-128 × 20-31 μm, eight-spored, clavate, thin-walled, unitunicate, deliquescing before or at maturity. Ascospores 25-32 × 8-10 μm, ellipsoidal, one-septate, hyaline. Appendages ca.15 × 2 μm, bipolar, composed of a single, coiled or folded filament, at first hamate, finally uncoiling in water to produce a long, fine filament.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Kerala, Kavvai Backwater INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Valapattanam Mangrove Forest INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala, Valapattanam INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Mulki INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2008) Marine and manglicolous fungal diversity in the coastal wetlands of Kerala Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 30 107-111 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Borse, BD (1988) Frequency of occurrence of marine fungi from Maharashtra coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi 17 165-167 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Bioresource collection and research centre Available at - http://www.bcrc.firdi.org.tw/
  • Maria, GL and Sridhar, KR (2002) Richness and diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of mangroves along the west coast of India Current Science Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Sciences 83(12) 1573-1580 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec252002/1573.pdf
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2008) A checklist of marine fungi from Kerala state, India American-Eurasian Journal of Botany IDOSI Publications 1(3) 73-77 Available at - www.idosi.org/aejb/1(3)08/2.pdf

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